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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 3 — Jan. 20, 1998
  • pp: 530–535

Amplified spontaneous emission reduction by use of stimulated Brillouin scattering: 2-ns pulses from a Ti:Al2O3 amplifier chain

Chi-Kung Ni and A. H. Kung  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 3, pp. 530-535 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.000530


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Abstract

We constructed a cw Ti:Al2O3 master oscillator–dye preamplifier–Ti:Al2O3 power amplifier system that generates <2-ns, 100-mJ pulses. The system is tunable from 750 to 890 nm and has a repetition rate of 30 Hz. The output pulse has a near Fourier-transform-limited bandwidth of ∼240 MHz. Backward stimulated Brillouin scattering is used to control the growth of amplified spontaneous emission (ASE). The content of ASE in the final output is under our detection limit (<10-4) for the entire tuning range.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(290.5830) Scattering : Scattering, Brillouin
(300.2140) Spectroscopy : Emission

History
Original Manuscript: April 4, 1997
Revised Manuscript: July 24, 1997
Published: January 20, 1998

Citation
Chi-Kung Ni and A. H. Kung, "Amplified spontaneous emission reduction by use of stimulated Brillouin scattering: 2-ns pulses from a Ti:Al2O3 amplifier chain," Appl. Opt. 37, 530-535 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-3-530


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